Current Affairs: 17th & 18th April 2021
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Current Affairs April 2021: 17th & 18th April 2021
Padma Shri recipient and contributed richly to the field of medicine, Renowned Radiologist, Kakarla Subba Rao passes away in April 2021.
Padma Shri awardee and famous Tamil film actor, Vivek (real name Vivekanandan) passed away in April 2021.
Ajay Seth (IAS officer of 1987 batch of Karnataka Cadre) will be the new Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs, Finance Ministry.
Under Jal Jeevan Mission, Madhya Pradesh plans to provide tap water connections to all rural household by 2021-22. Manipur also presents its Annual Action Plan under Jal Jeevan Mission to provide the new tap water to remaining 1.92 lakh households in rural areas.
Considering the high risk of “Non Recoverable” losses, the Turkish Central Bank will ban the use of Cryptocurrencies as a from of payment from 30th April 2021
AXA, the Europe’s second-largest insurance firm has become Switzerland’s first insurer to offer its customers the option to pay their bills with Bitcoin(BTC) for nearly all AXA products excepting few.
boAT the Indian Audio accessory manufacturer got an equity investment from the American chipmaker Qualcomm Ventures.
DoT (Department of Telecom) will get Rs. 2,307 from Airtel and Jio for successfully completed the assignment of frequencies to successful bidder (Airtel & Jio) of unsold spectrum blocks.
For the Training and Certification of Real Estate Agents, MahaRERA (Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory) has decided to set up a committee of Seven members headed by MahaRERA funder chairmen.
To train the Indian Flight Physicians at French facilities and co-operation over India’s Gaganyaan space mission, the Indian and French space agencies signed an agreement on 15th April 2021.
Indian Railways has given in-principle approval to transport liquid medical oxygen container truck on a Roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) basis from one part of the country to another part.
Ashok Leyland Ltd has announced the delivery of first batch of light bullet proof vehicles (LBPV) to IAF (Indian Air Force). The vehicles has been developed under “Transfer of Technology” from LM (Lockheed Martin) to Ashok Leyland.
The e-commerce company Flipkart is going to acquire the 100% shareholding stake in Cleartrip, a leading online travel and technology company valued about 40 million dollars.
Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has won a NASA contract of 2.9 Billion dollars on 16th April 2021 to develop a system for landing astronauts on the moon.
Under the banner of Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH), the opponents of the military government, have announced the formation of a National Unity Government (NUG) in Myanmar headed by U Win Myint as President and Aung San Suu Kyi as the State Counsellor.
India won Seven Gold, One Silver & Two Bronze medal in Asian Woman Wrestling Championship at Almaty, Kazakhstan. Indian wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Anshu Malik clinched their Asian Championship titles on 16th April 2021.
By lifting 119 Kg in Clean and Jerk at Asian Weightlifting Championships, Indian Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu set a new world record by beating the previous record of 118 Kg in Clean & Jerk.
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